Career Changes & Fear – Where Is It Really Coming From? | Kelly Magowan, Giving Careers Direction
As humans, we can be sceptical about new things as we assume it can negatively impact our lives. For most of us, change represents different degrees of 'fear'. Fear is a double-edged sword, while it can guarantee our safety, it can also lead to us missing out on wonderful life experiences. This is certainly true when it comes to our work lives. Throughout my work as a careers professional, for nearly all the clients I have worked with, the topic of 'fear' in its different guises has arisen. This fear has led to them staying in jobs and career paths that provide little satisfaction beyond the pay. According to my experience, fear can be; Fear of the unknown Fear of what others will think Fear of loss of status Fear of loss of income Fear of wasted education Fear of failure Fear of success And the list goes on………. Another area of 'fear' in the careers context is other's 'projecting' their 'fear' onto those who looking to; Take a career break Change careers Engage in further study